By: Gabriela Yareliz
Society, it fights capitalism and the patriarchy. We censor and then uncensor— we keep searching for something we can break through or break from that will liberate us from all oppressions and oppressors.
I am not quite sure what made us decide that the problem is another person or an outside system. Systems are set in place and made up of broken people. And while these externals certainly affect our lives– they can not reach or change the deepest of places, our hearts.
What if the problem is each individual person’s heart? What if we could somehow master our darkest shades and worst demons? The battlefield is the heart.
If the battle isn’t won there, then we find ourselves dismantling one oppressor to replace it with another, which will never suffice.